‘Hysteria’ in Grand Junction | PostIndependent.com

‘Hysteria’ in Grand Junction

Steppin' Out With April
April E. Clark
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

Rock Jam is coming.

So come on, feel the noise Sept. 7-8 in Grand Junction when Quiet Riot, Def Leppard, Foreigner, Jonny Lang, Styx, Saliva, Chicago and others take the Rock Jam stage.

Be ready for a party.

Grand-Junction style.

I’ll be there Saturday to see my favorite band from high school, Def Lepp. I know, I’m a freak.

Long live the ’80s. At least for one weekend.

In my high school, music preference went right along with social status. The farm boys liked Hank Williams Jr. Vulnerable underclassmen thought Milli Vanilli was cool. Skaters preferred Hüsker Dü, and the big-haired bands ” Def Leppard, Van Halen, Great White, Warrant, Mötley Crüe ” were picks for the popular people.

Scary, but true.

Luckily, in the real world, it’s OK to enjoy all genres of music without being pigeonholed into a certain group. Except maybe Deadheads, Phishheads and Panicheads.

Are ready to rock?

Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival, doors open at 5 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and noon Monday (see schedule page B2). Tickets: 866-JAS-TIXX (527-8499) and http://www.snowmassvillage.com

Ben Harper, Joss Stone, Leftover Salmon, Michael Franti, the Allman Brothers ” just a few of the reasons I would head up to Snowmass Village this weekend if I were in town. But I’m driving to Denver, then leaving on a jet plane back to my hometown of Indy. I hear Pat Benatar will be playing the annual Rib Fest there. What a heartbreaker.

15th Moab Music Festival, Week One. Information: http://www.moabmusicfest.org

Looking for a getaway without hopping on a plane? Head west to Moab, where the sounds of merry music and beautiful sights of the West intertwine for a treat for the senses. The festival’s opening night is hosted in the Grand County High School Auditorium, featuring an exhibit by local artists. Saturday, music lovers can enjoy an outdoor concert in “nature’s perfect concert hall,” along the banks of the Colorado River, with the Turtle Island String Quartet. The music continues at the Red Cliffs Lodge Sunday with Dvorak and The American Soul, a New York Festival of Song program with African-American influence. On Labor Day, in Old City Park, Rocky Mountain Power hosts the free Family Picnic Concert with singers performing American favorites, a celebrated French horn player and the Moab Community Dance Band.

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